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Think about getting engagement photos to share the happy news with your family & friends! No matter the season, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic site makes a lovely backdrop for photos. this one by EID Photography, Elissa Davidson.

How many marriage proposals have been given (and accepted) at the scenic Overlook at the Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY?

Elissa Davidson, EID Photography, took this unique photo of a just-married couple in the tower of the FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, NY!

Rear view of Staatsburgh State Historic Site, The staircase is a terrific spot for taking photos! The estate, formerly Mills Mansion, overlooks the Hudson River in Staatsburg.

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall is an 18th century Southern Plantation mansion located in the "Lowcountry" on the Ashley River ~ about 15 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. It is an outstanding example of Palladian architecture, and the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil wars. It is a National Historic Landmark.

31 Reasons to Visit New York's Hudson Valley

Two miles north of Springwood sits the opulent 1895 Vanderbilt Mansion, the first home in all of Hyde Park to have electricity. Designed by architects McKim, Mead & White, the structure reflects Gilded Age style and initially served as the country getaway for Frederick Vanderbilt. Don't miss a stroll through the 211-acre grounds, which stretch along the east bank of the Hudson River. 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park; nps.gov * CountryLiving.com

The Belvedere Mansion is a truly romantic place for a wedding. In fact, the original mansion was a wedding gift from Captain Pawling to his bride! Civilized country elegance, complete privacy and Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views complete the picture!